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Author Topic: Pro/Con of using > 40 hp TLB as portable mill log loader?  (Read 272 times)

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Pro/Con of using > 40 hp TLB as portable mill log loader?
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:30:21 PM »
Seems like tractor is for the farm, and log loader is for the wood. Does it have to be two machines for the farm/forest ?

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Re: Pro/Con of using > 40 hp TLB as portable mill log loader?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 06:43:23 PM »
A tractor/loader/forks is the handiest machine around the sawmill especially a 4x4.  It is the best with pallet style , 4' forks semi permanent and a slip on bucket for snow and sawdust.  Contrary to popular belief a baler or grapple is not often needed unless you have a log pond.       We tried a grapple bucket and it sits here rusting.  When you get used to the forks you will not want it! I have been in log concentration yards with 4 loaders running around and just plain flat pallet forks . Anything else just gets in the way.

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Re: Pro/Con of using > 40 hp TLB as portable mill log loader?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 07:17:22 PM »
i dont know about forks loading the mill , it can roll sometimes and knock the mill around ,  i have used a grapple bucket on a bobcat and it worked pretty good,,right now we use a loader to move logs using a strap in center, not bad ,   but we are going to buy a bobcat soon,  



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Re: Pro/Con of using > 40 hp TLB as portable mill log loader?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 07:28:32 PM »
Quick detach pallet forks for 90% of mill operations including handling lumber on pallets.   :D

Grapple for specific things, for 10% of the jobs which it does 100% better.  Picking up brush, grubbing dirt roads, picking the stumps, slabs, debris and cutoffs and tossing them into the fire, and operations such as that.  

Both play an importatnt role in our operation.  I wouldn’t be without either.  Quick detach because would don’t want to have to fiddle around to change implements.  



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